Advent: Watching for Jesus Day 3

Advent 1 2017Day 3 – Watching and Waiting Patiently

 So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains.  You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near. – James 5:7-8  AMP

Advent is a season of waiting.  For many, waiting is not easy.  We have been waiting for Christ’s second coming but maybe we have also been waiting for God to answer our urgent prayers.  Prayers of healing, comfort, employment, safety, or the reveal of God’s plan.  Let’s face it waiting is hard.  However, we must remember that God’s timing is quite different from ours.  God knew exactly when to send Jesus down to earth as a baby.  He knows exactly how and when to answer your prayers.  He knows exactly when to send Jesus back to earth to bring us to glory.  His timing is perfect.  He loves us and will do what’s best for us. While we patiently wait, continue to love those He brings in your path.

Have you learned something new about someone today?  Pray for God to reveal your next steps.